On 1/12/09, Rick wrote:
> On 1/02/09, Tim wrote:
>>> Hi Tim,
>>> This happened to me many years ago with a pair of whiteface
>>> cockatiels. 3 eggs...4 babies. 2 of the babies were one half
>>> the size of the other 2. Both babies were pulled and handfed
>>> day 1. One baby died after about a week and the other one
>>> survived and caught up to the normal size siblings. Twins
>>> are rare and seldom survive but it does happen. Usually
>>> there is not enough room for the 2 to develop properly. If
>>> they survive the incubating period the embryo on the bottom
>>> sometimes cannot get to the air pocket so it dies at hatch.
>>> I have also had a double yolk Amazon egg in which 1 yolk was
>>> fertile and the other wasn't. In this case the embryo was on
>>> the bottom and it survived.
>> Thanks Glenda,I know its pretty rare, but was a pleasent
>> surprise non-the-less, parents were very good at keeping all
>> the babies fed, I was impressed all six hatched, the twins was
>> a bonus, In had a senegal pair years ago that produced twins
>> but both died before hatching, now if only I can get twins
>> with the rosies....
> This interesting thread has become quite trivial due to your
> unintentional abbreviated "Rosies". So if you wouldn't mind
> clearing the air with the type of Rosies you are referring so
> others can then agree / disagree and offer more intellect. I have
> always been told you shouldn't assume anything. I think you know
> where I am headed with this. Good luck with the babies.
Galahs, Rosebreasted Cockatoos, pink pigeons, how's that? :)